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Fun In The Sun: How To Protect Your Jewelry In The Summer

People feel that summer is the best season that represents the sun, sea/beach activities, pool or outdoor activities. It is an opportunity to create enjoyment and relish the liveliness of...

People feel that summer is the best season that represents the sun, sea/beach activities, pool or outdoor activities. It is an opportunity to create enjoyment and relish the liveliness of the festive period. But these wonderful events may present the biggest risks to dear pretty jewels. When summer comes, it goes hand in hand with exposure to abrasive rays of the sun, chlorinated water in swimming pools, sand, and actual perspiration, making pieces that require gentle handling all the more vulnerable. 

Limit Sun Exposure 

Like skin, jewelry can also be harmed by the sun’s rays, although it is normally used to shine light on objects. Again, this is because when gems are left to be exposed to natural lights, particularly the sun for a long time they lose their sheen and luster and the metals also tarnish. For instance, amethyst and citrine, and other colored stones fade and become less clear when their owner

 exposes them to direct sunlight for a long time. To avoid damaging your jewelry avoid subjecting it to direct sunlight as much as possible. If you are going out for a beach day or any other extensive outdoor event, think twice before wearing your expensive ornaments or keep them with you in a cool area. Or put something on them, like clothes or headgear when outside, and can be seen by other people. 

Avoid Chlorine and Saltwater 

While pools and oceans are associated with summer and fun, they are deadly to jewelry. Chlorine in pools can damage metals by discolouring and eroding them as well as make the prongs that secure the gemstones frail. As for the interaction between the owner and his production, soldering and polishing can be damaged by traces of salt water and it will clean the surface of delicate details. 

One very important thing you should not wear while swimming is jewelry and if you have any on they should be removed first. In case you go into the water with your jewelry on, remove the jewelry and wash it with clean water as soon as possible and then air dry it because the corrosion may cause lasting effects on the jewelry. 

Handle Lotions and Sunscreens with Care 

Thus, as the skin must be protected with lotions and sunscreens from the sun’s rays it is important to know that these can also be destructive toward the jewelry. They can accumulate a film on the surface of gemstones and metals providing the latter with a sort of a grimy look. 

Pearls are also more prone to damage so make sure that you avoid getting any kind of residue on them. The best thing for you to follow is to make sure that you apply your lotions and sunscreen before putting on your jewelry so they get absorbed into your skin completely. 

Beware of Sand and Sweat 

 Both sand and sweat are enemies of jewelry and summer activities make sure a lot of both is experienced. Sweat, especially, which contains salts, is harmful for metals and may negatively affect some types of stones and metals to give them a scratched surface. It’s recommended that when at the beach, one should not wear jewelry or put it in a pouch that may be easily lost. When you engage in exercises that cause sweating, wash your jewelry so that you can do away with any deposit. 

Proper Storage and Maintenance 

 Sunlight & humidity damage your jewelry throughout the year but a lot more during the summer time hence the need to store your jewelry correctly and to maintain them. To preserve its luster and quality, jewelry should be kept in a shaded, dry area. One must avoid the pieces from scratching each other by storing them in different individual pouches or compartments. While on the move, the best way that one can pack jewelry is by using a jewelry roll or case that divides the items into individual sections. 



Frequently Asked Questions


Q1. Can I swim with my jewelry on? 

It is also recommended that people do not put on pieces of jewelry when swimming in pools. Chlorine may change the color on the surface of metals and reduce the strength of the structure in your jewelry. It is always appropriate to remove the pieces before swimming to avoid their destruction. 

 Q2. What is the proper way of cleaning the jewelry after having a day at the beach? 

Wear nickel alloy jewelry regularly and clean it with new water to eliminate the salt, sand, and sweat on it. Then, wipe it with another piece of soft cloth, or you can use any cleaner that is meant for jewelry to make the piece shiny and to remove dirt that may have accumulated on it. 

Q3.  How to store my jewelry in the summer?  

Keep your jewelry in a jewelry a case that specifically has partitioned slots to avoid damaging the pieces by allowing them to rub against each other. 



Once you follow the steps that have been mentioned above, the fun in the sun – how to protect your jewelry in summer will get a lot easier for you. If you’re going on a summer trip and want to add some new jewelry to your collection, Hannoush Jewelers is where you should shop. 


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